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Oct 27, 2011 12:00am EDT
called "reimagining equality." we are glad you can join us. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to ernvoncoti satinv a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: and the cahill is a professor for social policy, law, and women's studies at brandeis. she was employed at the eeoc. that led to her testimony on the supreme court confirmation hearings of clarence thomas 20 years ago. her newest book is called "reimagining equality, stories of gender, race, and finding home." good to have you back on this program. we were talking before you came on the air. with the advent of the internet and 24 hour
WHUT
Oct 25, 2011 8:30am EDT
glad you have joined us. "new york times" excessive editor and olympian john carlos coming up right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic emrment one conversation at t a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. kcet public television] tavis: a few quick programming notes. first tonight, some terrific conversations coming up tonight and all this week. tomorrow night nile rogers is here. a conversation with anita hill. hard to believe it has been 20 years since the scandal that propelled her into the public eye and jerry west on thursday and friday jackie collins. tonight, though, we are pleased to kick off this week with jill abramson. last
PBS
Oct 11, 2011 12:00am PDT
thoughts about what can and should be done. we are glad you have joined us. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where wal-mart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, help tavis improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and brought to you by the aarp foundation. >> wk kellogg foundation. improving the lives of a vulnerable children. wkkf.org. >> of the annie e. casey foundation, helping build a better future for america's kids and families. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: even before the name -- numbers came out, we decided to spend some time getting to know the people behind the pottering -- poverty statistics. cornel west joined us. in tonight's episode, we call this one suffering, we look a
PBS
Oct 6, 2011 12:00am EDT
. we are glad you joined us. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where wal-mart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, help tavis improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: when her homeland became torn apart by rebels, she decided to fight back. she cursed and empowered women to fight for peace and a new era of stability in the country. a new memoir about it is called "mighty be our powers," how sisterhood and sex changed in nation at war. leymah gbowee, i am pleased to have you on the program. leymah gbowee or witness to the worst of humanity and helped bring liberia out of the dark. her memoir is a captivating narrative that will stand as the testament t
WHUT
Oct 19, 2011 8:30am EDT
he did. he was almost like a presentation card. when i used to go to studios for auditions, and they said to me, "what have you done," he was the guy, pedro almodovar. he opened the door for me to have access to places i probably would not have. tavis: unpacked this for me. what is happening or not happening in your life for now that makes you want to return to him to break all the rules? >> maybe because i have been working in the united states for 21 years. in a way, i am kind of handicap here to a very strict number of characters that can be offered to me. you had the feeling when i came to this country 21 years ago that i could not speak the language of all. i did "the mambo kings" but speaking a language. i learned the lines unethically. i have an interpreter to understand what i was hearing from my director. in a box, in a way. that allows me to play a specific number of characters with a specific number of directors. i have done a lot of epics, mainly spanish characters, which i absolutely prefer, because i am proud of my heritage and community. but at this point, you want to
WHUT
Oct 24, 2011 7:00pm EDT
and it is hard and more difficult to do something about. i think that is something in all of us. i wanted to create that character that is a lot of people and look at the historical comparisons between the 1929 into the depression and what we have now. tavis: tell me more about the woman. >> she is an immigrant like so many of us are. she came from russia and she lived in a fifth floor walk up in the lowerast side and the late 20's. she is trying to find herself. she comes up with a job at a diner and she comes into contact with the banker types that usually don't come to her neighborhood. they still don't come today. she very much just wants to make something out of herself and tries through her connection with a banker, looks at him as a person, not just as a person. she discovers a lot of shady things going on at the time. she also has a tradition towards our family and coming home and seeing the poverty on the streets and seeing the pushcart operators not able to sell their wares. she is trying to come to terms as a person. tavis: i had a chance to go through this. i don't thin
PBS
Oct 13, 2011 2:00pm PDT
america and its impact on all citizens. we're glad you have joined us on 93 that we have devoted to party in america coming up right -- on night 3 that we have devoted to poverty in america coming up right now. >> it is not just a street or a boulevard, but a place where one stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance has joined tavis smiley to improve literacy, remove obstacles to economic empowerment. >> brought to you by the aarp foundation. ♪ >> w. k. kellogg foundation, engaging committees to improve the lives of vulnerable children. -- engaging communities to improve the lives of vulnerable children. ♪ >> the and the tk foundation, helping to build their futures for kids and families. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ tavis: at the heart of somerset has gone wrong with our economy in the past few years is the problems in housing. we are looking at those caught up in the housing crisis in a piece called no room
PBS
Oct 4, 2011 2:00pm PDT
, who should we get to work with us? they all start toi called it j'. the and the last part of the puzzle was damian marley. and we wanted to have this jamaican feeling but with somebody who is a great lyricist and a thinking person and that would fit with all of this experimental music. damian is great at it fermenting with different sounds like "welcome to jamrock." here is a brilliant lyricists. tavis: what makes you know or believe that, you could throw stuff in a pot in college gumbo. how do you know it is going to work? >> the roots of all lot of these sounds, there has to be a common denominator. blues is often a common denominator. in asian music, it can sound similar to blues music. then the feeling of jamaican rhythms can also work with a blues feeling on top. i have done experiments in the past where i made a rhythmic track and then played blues on top of it. so i knew there was a rough semblance of possibilities that might work. as my old solicitor and used to say, when i got well check could not believe it. i said, are you sure kumbaya car? he would say you have reason
PBS
Oct 21, 2011 12:35am EDT
called "margin call ." we are glad you joined us. coming up, right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy ne oremove obstacles terme ersationon conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: alfredo quinones- hinojosa is a renowned neurosurgeon and director of the pituitary tumor center at johns hopkins. his remarkable path from mexico to the united states is the subject of a new memoir, "becoming dr. q: my journey from migrant farm worker to brain surgeon." an honor to have you on this program. i just want to touch this hand. >> i am honored to be here with you. tavis: it is my delight. let me jump int
WHUT
Oct 28, 2011 8:30am EDT
career with the l.a. lakers. he is out with a revealing new memoir. we're glad you have joined us. uther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with omuryotymu cma tnivekeo ry day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working ac improve financialityer l re d oanvemobstacles to ve economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. @p tavis: i am pleased to have jerry west on this program. he went on to win a gold medal back in 1960. he is known as the eye contact -- iconic logo. an honor to have you on this program. let me start by -- i know there are things that you can say and cannot say of all the work stoppage. i want to go back to your book. back to your life and your career to draw a parallel between what you would -- what you and george. these are your words, page 101. i remember the 1964 all-star game in boston. the first one ever televised. it had been snowin
WHUT
Oct 12, 2011 7:00pm EDT
us on night two of the poverty tour. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. one last place to with gher with your community. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley, and works to literacy one question at a time. >> brought to you by the aarp foundation. ♪ >> the w.k. kellogg foundation, improving the lives of vulnerable children. learn more at wkkf.org. ♪ >> helping to build a better future for america's kids and families. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. ♪ tavis: in our second part of the poverty tour, we look at the inw pour,or," who used to be the middle class. >> the blues are a personal catastrophe expressed lyrically. >> the white literary blues. >> i teach them in my class. >> the tennessee williams festival. >> me and my wife -- all of us. trying to get here. you have to keep our home. >> the new pouor are the form er middle class. >> i had a job, a family, what people are supposed to have. i have nothing. >> hatred or revenge, at the blues fest, it is about the love. >> there are more -- >> i worked with a nonprof
PBS
Oct 20, 2011 12:00am PDT
. we're glad you have joined us. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by viewers like you. if thank you. kcet public television] tavis: pleased to welcome martin sheen and emilio west of as to the program. the way, a movie written and directed by emilio, here are some scenes from "the way." >> are they going to change your life? >> something like that. ♪ >> i am so sorry, i had no idea. >> those are smart, confident, stubborn. >> a lot like you. tavis: take me back when you started writing the project and you know you are writing this specifically for your father. what is that process like? >> i wanted to write something that explo
PBS
Oct 18, 2011 12:00am PDT
joined us. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pta -- pbs station. from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] >tavis: michael lewis is an author whose previous ? includes "moneyball" and "the big short." could to have you on this program. let me start with the news of days ago. angela merkel and nicolas sarkozy have said that by the end of the month and they are going to put forward a plan to do something with the debt crisis in europe. >> i am a little skeptical. the government has been trying to put out this fire for a long time. they make these announcements and t
PBS
Oct 8, 2011 12:00am PDT
are glad you joined us. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where wal-mart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, help tavis improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: i am pleased to welcome john leguizamo back to the program. he has found success with his one-man production "ghetto klown." the show is now here in los angeles. here is a scene from "ghetto klown." >> i became the school class clown. that is mean. -- me. me and my sad fro. i would not slip with 3. my dad was like, cut that ugly thing off. you are not black. i am like a number 6 over there. tavis: you're putting all of your business on the stage. >> all of the dirty laundry, the underwear. it is all
WHUT
Oct 14, 2011 8:30am EDT
, jeffrey sachs. we are glad you joined us tonight for part for our party tore here on pbs, coming up right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place wre walmart stands together with day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to nte. tim empow a .ationwide is imonsiou yder >> brought to you by the aarp foundation. w. k. kellogg foundation, engaging communities to improve the lives of local children. learn more at wkkf.org. >> the annie e. casey foundation, helping to build better future for american kids and families. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: despite all the talk in washington from both sides of the aisle, democrats and republicans, about the importance of jobs, unemployment in this country remains painfully high. in tonigh
WHUT
Oct 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
property. >> one of the things we have been doing that, god has been helping us to educate people who have never been poor but they find themselves poor. >> we see these groups working together and we see how they are fighting for things and we can see how these social movements are growing up. >> the effort to end poverty are all of the coalition's and organizations plig for the plight of the poor. that is the basis why we are on this journey to eliminate poverty. >>the united states must take it upon ourselves to enforce our human-rights. >> changing power structures thatyea rp kllot lee of us port generation after generation. -- keep a lot of us poor generation after generation. >> you have to have people that respect people and left people enough to spite. tavis: our poverty tour ended in memphis, tennessee where dr. king lost his life. he had launched the poo people's campaign which brought people from all races across the country together to demand an economic bill of rights. >> something is happening in america. there is a direct connection between the warehouse workers and
WHUT
Oct 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
that is girls can do anything. lucky is the kind that i will not use the language but he says don't use blank or i will blow your clanking head off. tavis: this is in real life? >> she gave me the strength to escape from that situation. that i had so much strength in his voice. she gives strength to to other women, just not me. people write me and say, i broke up with my boyfriend. what with lucky do? i will go back out there and then be in life. she is like a james bond for women. tavis: how does jackie collins find herself in real life with a uzi in her face? >> i was at a party in beverly hills. i was with one of my best friends, the wife of sidney poitier. she was in the car with me and my husband was in the car with me. i was taking her home and at the time, they had a house that had a very long driveway. everyone has these codes that you have to kind of dig in and you can never get anyone's in right. i am trying to get it right and this guy -- we see this car go by. we see this guy go by and he turns around. the next thing, to land is screaming to get out of here. the guide ap
PBS
Oct 28, 2011 12:30am EDT
wrote more than his company could possibly have used and that means he expected his compy to decide what it wanted. to emphasize certain things. we know from the early editions that they were experimenting, cutting soliloquies, deciding to reduce the amount of inwardness, for example, of hamlet or playing with that full panoply of deep inwardness. so i think, in fact, this was part of his deep creative genius and his business plan, shall we say. >> rose: he was a good businessman. >> he was an extremely good businessman and he saw this the play... this was a huge success, hamlet. this is one of those wonderful cases in which ts isn't a thing that was originally greet with howls of execration or indifference. it was greated with rapture from the beginning and as has a huge theatrical life in shakespeare's own time and after that. so it was a play that immediately gripped people. >> rose: have you changed in terms of which plays you loved the most or in with all the knowledge you have and investigation you have made. >> the plays are in many ways as elusive and wondeul and difficult f
PBS
Oct 3, 2011 2:00pm PDT
including president clinton. i'm glad you joined us, tony bennett, coming up right now. >> every community has martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place to gather with your community. make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to empowerment. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: it isals such an honor and delight to be in the company of tony bennett. his influence on music for generations to come and also one of the most kind, humble and giving people i have had the pleasure to befriend. he has a collection of duets with some of the biggest names in the business. some of the making of "duets ii." ♪ don't get around much anymore ♪ ♪ ain't it a thrill i love you still it had to be you wonderful you it had to be you ♪ tavis: we recently had on this program just days ago sonny rollins. honored later this year and i saw him in concert here i
PBS
Oct 5, 2011 1:00am EDT
life". he joins us tonight from seattle. good to have you back on the program, sir. i assume you will indulge me and asking a few questions about stuff and the news before get to the book, which i am anxious to do. let me start with your thoughts about the president's plan today to cut the national debt. today, he puts the plan on the table. what do you think? >> i think the best part of the plan is the fact that he has come out aggressively for making our tax system fairer so that the rich have to pay their share. i think that is just one of the best things i have heard from him in some time, so i was very happy to hear that. and i think he said it pretty clear that people did not have to worry about social security or medicare or medicaid being affected in any way by this. so i think that is a good move. i do not know if he saw him this morning when he was speaking, but he certainly seems to be getting a sense that three years of him being a person who has turned the other cheek, who has held out the olive branch, believed in the adage that you should love your enemy and do goo
PBS
Oct 18, 2011 12:00am EDT
dimensions to it. and, you know, i've been very invested in o digital work and we used to talk at the "times," even arthur would use the phrase "we have to be ready for our digital future." well, it's not the digital fure, it's e digital present. >> rose: right. it's here. >> but meanwhile we have a print newspaper is treasureed by hundreds of thousands of readers. we actually have more people who ho subscribe to the "new york times" in print for two years or more now than we did. so we have a very dedicated core of people who enjoy the news report most in print and so we're gonna keep delivering it that way to them. th love that. but we have to be on the cutting j of digital right now, we're working a lot in social media >> how are you using social media? >> i'll give you anxamp. and example of why quality journalism is the thing that creates one news report for all platforms basically came... like the night of steve jobs' death. we had a state-of-the-art wonderful obituary that john markoff, one of our tech writers had prepared along with steve lore, one of his colleagues. john mark
PBS
Oct 18, 2011 12:30am EDT
government from doing the most it can do to alleviate the problem, using expansionary government policies to create demand. we're not doing that sufficiently and as a result unemployment is way up and will stay way up and when unemployment is way up, poverty goes up so i think what's -- what you see happening is poverty become normalized in some way. you see people who thought of themselves as playing by the rules and doing all the right things all of a sudden poor. and it's a kind of -- this is an irreplication of what happened in the depression but it rhymes with the depression so that will create, in turn, i think, political change. tavis: i don't live in greece, i don't live in germany or france, i live in the u.s.a. what does this have to do with me? >> in the short run, the stock way up and way down every day because the u.s. market is afraid that if greece defaults on its debt which sounds like it has nothing to do with you, but they don't pay back banks money they owe, and those banks then possibly fail and the banks are mainly french and german banks, and our banks have
PBS
Oct 26, 2011 12:00am PDT
subject of a memoir "le freak." we are glad you joined us. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic e at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: i am pleased to welcome, nile rodgers to this program. he helped define music in the 1970's with a string of classic hits. his life has been defined by some incredible moments and numerous twists and turns. his new memoir is called "le freak." i apologize in advance that i did not have enough time to do justice to your life. you have lived such an incredible life. you have done so many things. i'm glad you are here. >> i am thrilled to be here
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